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These Nestle Toll House DelightFulls Oatmeal Carmelitas are packed with chocolate, carmel, and oats for a delicious holiday treat you won’t want to miss!
One of my favorite holiday traditions is that of baking. I know this is not unique to our family by any means, but one thing we do that I love is we always try to create a new recipe during the holidays. Sometimes it is a candy, sometimes a cookie, and this year it was these amazing Oatmeal Carmelitas!
I just ask my kids what sounds good to them, and then we browse great food sites like Foodgawker and Pinterest until they see something they just “have to have” and we recreate it.
This year I got lucky because they wanted a cookie bar, and I wanted chocolate and caramel, and so we used DelightFulls to accomplish the goals everyone had for our treat making and holiday baking!
I had so much fun baking these, and watching my 2 year old sneak some of the DelightFulls. She couldn’t get enough, it was really hard to photograph them because her chubby little hands kept sneaking into the shot.
And I don’t blame her, those DelightFulls are yummy! They are a little bigger than regular morsels, and are the perfect way to put a delicious twist on your regular holiday baking. I mean, think about your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Now think of it with chocolate filled with peanut butter, caramel, mint, or cherry. Can you see what I mean? Ah-mazing!!!
But enough about cookies, let’s talk about these bars. Take a close look. Are you drooling yet? Well you should be, they are especially good, and they are super easy to make.
- Just gather up your ingredients.
- Mix things up in a stand mixer. Fold in the DelightFulls. It is a thick batter, don’t worry.
- Split your dough in half, and put the first half in a parchment lined 9 x 13 pan.
- Top with some bottled caramel (like ice cream topping), and sprinkle on extra DelightFulls with caramel filling, put the other half on top.
- Then Bake!
You can eat them right away, but they will be ooey, gooey. Let them cool, and they will hold their form better, and you will get to taste the differences in flavors a little more.
I had to hide them from my family while they cooled so I could photograph them! And I kept half hidden because I knew my kids would gobble them up and I wouldn’t get any. Another one of my favorite holiday traditions is drinking cocoa and eating treats with my husband AFTER my kids have gone to bed. That is a tradition I am sure we will keep alive for many, many years! And this recipe will stay in the regular rotation.
So, why use Nestle Toll House DelightFulls instead of some other chocolate chip? Besides the delightful filling, the DelightFulls filled morsels hold their shape when they bake, and can be used whole, cut in half, or coarsely chopped adding extra flavor and color to your baked goods.
Now to the recipe:
DelightFulls Oatmeal Carmelitas
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbs milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup oat flour oats ground in the blender (*This is optional, you can use all-purpose flour instaed if you want)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup Caramel filled DelightFulls
- 1/2 cup caramel topping
- Additional 1/2 cup DelightFulls caramel filled
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment
- In a stand mixer, mix the margarine (or butter) and sugar together, add in eggs, milk, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Once mixed, add in flour and oats.
- Fold in 1 cup DelightFulls
- Put half the dough in the lined pan, spoon caramel evenly over the top, and sprinkle on the 1/2 cup DelightFulls
- Spoon other half of dough over top
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes (or until browned on top and not too jiggly in the center)
- Let cool completely before cutting.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.